11:42 PM EST, Tue November 24, 2020
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Villanova offers 4-star, 2022 guard Corey Floyd Jr.

Villanova offers 4-star, 2022 guard Corey Floyd Jr.

Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via The Wildcats offered the standout guard late on Monday night. The Villanova Wildcats offered four-star, class of 2022 guard Corey Floyd Jr. on Monday night. Beyond blessed to receive an offer from Villanova University ❗️ pic.twitter.com/gb9XDNqq7R— Corey Floyd Jr. (@CoreyFloydJr) November 24, 2020 A standout player at New Jersey powerhouse Roselle Catholic, Floyd originally announced his final seven list over a week ago, trimming his extensive list of offers down to just Miami, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Florida, UConn,...
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Villanova offers 4-star, 2022 guard Mark Armstrong

Villanova offers 4-star, 2022 guard Mark Armstrong

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats offered the standout guard late on Monday night. The Villanova Wildcats are the latest to offer Mark Armstrong, a four-star, class of 2022 guard. Blessed to receive an offer from Villanova https://t.co/zBrUiIA60M— markarmstr0ng (@markarmstr0ng1) November 24, 2020 A South Orange, N.J. native, Armstrong is a standout two-way, 6-foot-2 guard at St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.), where he averaged 19.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game last year. Aside from Villanova, he also holds offers from Kansas, Louisville,...
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Villanova Basketball Game Preview: Boston College Eagles

Villanova Basketball Game Preview: Boston College Eagles

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports The 2020 season gets underway against a former Big East foe. After the longest offseason any of us can remember, we can finally enjoy some real-life Villanova Wildcats’ basketball. The 2020-21 season is set to begin Wednesday, when our Wildcats face off against Boston College at The Mohegan Sun Arena. It will be the 77th meeting between the two schools, the last being the 2006 Sweet 16 overtime thriller (shoutout Will Sheridan). Overall, Villanova leads the all time series by a wide margin, 52-24. Scouting the Eagles Jim Christian is...
VU Hoops 17 hours ago
Villanova Basketball 2020-21 Player Preview: Collin Gillespie

Villanova Basketball 2020-21 Player Preview: Collin Gillespie

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports After cementing his role as Villanova’s lead ballhandler, Collin Gillespie will have his sights set on leading the third ranked Wildcats to success in April. Collin Gillespie Hometown: Warminster, Pa.High School: Archbishop Wood High SchoolHeight: 6-3Weight: 191 Player Preview At every inflection point in his Villanova career, Collin Gillespie has proved that he was up to the challenge. It started his freshman year, where he slotted into 14 minutes per game on a National Championship team when many considered him a redshirt...
VU Hoops Nov 23, 2020
Villanova revises fan attendance policy

Villanova revises fan attendance policy

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Tickets will now only be given to family members of players. The Villanova Wildcats have adjusted their attendance policy for the 2020-21 season. They are now distributing tickets to family members of players only for men’s and women’s home games. Last month, Villanova originally planned on allowing a limited number of students, faculty, and staff up to 15 percent of the Pavilion’s capacity — in accordance with Pennsylvania’s guidelines for indoor venues. “The health and safety of our entire community continues to drive each...
VU Hoops Nov 23, 2020
Villanova Basketball 2020-21 player preview: Jermaine Samuels

Villanova Basketball 2020-21 player preview: Jermaine Samuels

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Senior captain looks to find consistency and reach his potential in his final year with the Wildcats Jermaine Samuels Hometown: Franklin, Mass.High School: The Rivers SchoolHeight: 6-7Weight: 230 lbs Player Preview Jermaine Samuels arrived on campus in the fall of 2017 as a decorated recruit. Injuries and inexperience kept him to just a fringe role on the 2017-18 national championship team, but he has solidified himself as a regular starter over the past two seasons. The preseason Julius Erving Award nominee is hoping to bookend his...
VU Hoops Nov 20, 2020
Villanova Basketball 2020-21 season preview: Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

Villanova Basketball 2020-21 season preview: Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports What can we expect from Cosby-Roundtree’s senior year? Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.High school: Neumann-GorettiHeight: 6-9Weight: 235 Player preview Last year, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree didn’t fully seem like himself. On the court, his production dipped and his role shrunk. He had his best showing in a 16-minute outing against DePaul on Feb. 19, where he shot a perfect 4-of-4 on the floor and didn’t miss a single free throw in route to an 11-point, seven-rebound game, with two assists. After appearing in every...
VU Hoops Nov 19, 2020
Wright, Villanova put finishing touches on preparations ahead of Wednesday’s season opener

Wright, Villanova put finishing touches on preparations ahead of Wednesday’s season opener

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The season is almost here, and there are a lot of things that the ‘Cats will have to adjust to on the fly during this COVID year. Jay Wright is not quite sure how this season is going to look, but is confident that this year’s Villanova Wildcats can handle it. The college basketball season is going to look different for a lot of reasons. For starters, only about half of the season’s games have been scheduled, with contests after December still unknown. Also, players and coaching staff need to follow strict guidelines to avoid the spread of...
VU Hoops Nov 19, 2020
Villanova Basketball 2020-2021 Player Preview: Cole Swider

Villanova Basketball 2020-2021 Player Preview: Cole Swider

Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports Searching for more consistency in his shot, Swider looks to make a junior year jump as the season start looms. Cole Swider Hometown: Portsmouth, R.I.High School: St. Andrews Height: 6-9Weight: 225 Player Preview Fast approaching the commencement of what will likely be one of the most unique seasons in college basketball history, Cole Swider finds himself upon the precipice of a make-or-break year. It’s no secret that Swider’s first two seasons were not on par with what the ‘Nova Nation was expecting when the top 35 recruit...
VU Hoops Nov 18, 2020
2020 NBA Draft: Saddiq Bey selected 19th overall by Detroit Pistons

2020 NBA Draft: Saddiq Bey selected 19th overall by Detroit Pistons

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports After a three-way trade, the Pistons selected Bey at No. 19. Saddiq Bey is headed to the Motor City. The 6-foot-8 forward was selected 19th overall by the Detroit Pistons, after a three-way trade that also involved the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers. In the three-team trade, the Clippers got Luke Kennard from the Pistons, the Nets received Landry Shamet from L.A., and the Pistons received the 19th pick from Brooklyn. Saddiq Bey averaged 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in his final season for the Wildcats as a sophomore. He...
VU Hoops Nov 18, 2020
Player Preview: Brandon Slater

Player Preview: Brandon Slater

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Gifted with athleticism and quickness, is this the year Slater is able to use his traits to his advantage on the offensive end? Brandon Slater Hometown: Centerville, Va.High School: Paul VIHeight: 6-6Weight: 211 Player preview Brandon Slater saw an uptick in playing time last season, serving as a high-energy, athletic defensive option off the bench, one that appeared in every single one of Villanova’s games. He’s also seeing an uptick in the weight room, where he continues to bulk up. While it wasn’t as substantial as his 32-pound...
VU Hoops Nov 17, 2020
Villanova Basketball 2020-21 player preview: Caleb Daniels

Villanova Basketball 2020-21 player preview: Caleb Daniels

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Another Wildcat that can potentially have some post-redshirt year magic. Caleb Daniels Hometown: New Orleans, La.High School: St. AugustineFormer College: TulaneHeight: 6-4Weight: 210 Player preview The redshirt is off, and Caleb Daniels is free to play this season after previously transferring in from Tulane. There wasn’t much to see publicly last season, so we’re going to have to go back to his time down in Louisiana. He arrived at Villanova with two seasons’ worth of experience at Tulane. In his final season there, it went 4-27 overall and...
VU Hoops Nov 17, 2020
State of the Nova Nation: March Madness Bubbles, One Bite, 2020-21 season schedule preview (Part 1)

State of the Nova Nation: March Madness Bubbles, One Bite, 2020-21 season schedule preview (Part 1)

VU Hoops The first part of our 2020-21 Villanova Wildcats basketball schedule preview. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the bottom of the post. Episode description: Normally, we’d have an episode devoted to non-conference and then another for Big East play, but with the shortened season, we decided to preview all of Villanova’s non-conference games and a couple of Big East teams. We’ll hit the rest of the Big East teams on Thursday. Before...
VU Hoops Nov 16, 2020
Villanova Basketball 2020-2021 Player Preview: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Villanova Basketball 2020-2021 Player Preview: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The sophomore big will look to build off a stellar freshman season. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Hometown: Kansas City, KSHigh School: IMG AcademyHeight: 6-9Weight: 230 Player Preview Jeremiah Robinson-Earl signed with Villanova in the fall of 2018. Hailing from Overland Park, Kan., he chose the ‘Cats over the hometown Jayhawks — continuing Jay Wright’s dominance over Bill Self. He was selected as a McDonald’s All-American and was expected to be an immediate contributor for the young Wildcats. So far, the big man has lived up to the expectations. In...
VU Hoops Nov 13, 2020
Villanova Basketball 2020-21 Player Preview: Justin Moore

Villanova Basketball 2020-21 Player Preview: Justin Moore

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Following a stellar first campaign with the Wildcats, sophomore Justin Moore has the opportunity and the talent needed to emerge as the next great Villanova guard. Justin Moore (Sophomore) Hometown: Fort Washington, Md. High School: Dematha Catholic Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 Player Preview When Villanova assembled its fifth ranked recruiting class in 2019, Justin Moore wasn’t the guy or even the other guy everyone was talking about. That’s no shot at Moore, who entered college as the 52nd best freshman, but rather a testament to the strength of a ...

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